Isaiah 55

Chapter 55

Come and drink; salvation is free—The Lord will make an everlasting covenant with Israel—Seek the Lord while He is near.

1 Ho, every one that athirsteth, come ye to the bwaters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, cbuy wine and milk without money and without dprice.

2 Wherefore do ye aspend money for that which is not bread? and your blabour for that which satisfieth not? hearken cdiligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and acome unto me: hear, and your bsoul shall live; and I will make an everlasting ccovenant with you, even the dsure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for a awitness to the people, a bleader and commander to the people.

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and anations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

6 aSeek ye the bLord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him areturn unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly bpardon.

8 For my athoughts are not byour thoughts, neither are your cways my dways, saith the Lord.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my aways bhigher than your ways, and my cthoughts than your thoughts.

10 For as the arain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bbread to the eater:

11 So shall my aword be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For ye shall go out with ajoy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the btrees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the afir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.